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Reformatting harddrive harddrive has 3 partitions: c,d, e. d has windows xp installed (accidentally), trying to install windows 98 in c. cannot install as of the moment. willing to erase / reformat whole drive and / or start from scratch ( doing partions and re-installing systems ).

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You have said that d:\ has the xp you can still install windows 98 in c:\ doesnt matter but the file system must be fat32 if you install 98 in c:\ you must manually edit boot.ini in c:\ to get acess to xp of the d:\ iwill tell you how to if you are interested

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